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An interminable trial for tweeting – when will it end?

Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab was arrested 365 days ago for tweets against the war in Yemen, and his 13th hearing of his endless trial is tomorrow, writes Sophie Baggott.

Filed in: Bahrain

Trump's deals with Saudi Arabia will fuel the war in Yemen

The arms deals should not be viewed in isolation, they will make an unstable region even more dangerous, Andrew Smith writes.

Filed in: Saudi Arabia United States

Making Waves: how Catherine Shovlin is bringing a sense of community to a refugee camp

A radio soap opera is bridging social gaps in Azraq refugee camp. Florence Derrick meets its champion.

Filed in: Jordan Syria

How can Saudi Arabia be elected to a UN women’s rights commission?

It’s no joke that the country could even be considered for a position to uphold women’s rights, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: Saudi Arabia Women

Human rights in the Yemeni Civil War: a word with Radhya Almutawakel

The Yemeni human rights defender talks to Lydia Noon about Britain’s arms deals, drones and gender discrimination during the war.

Filed in: Yemen

Why I write for New Internationalist

Editors looking for ‘sexy’ subjects today overlook tomorrow’s news, writes Karlos Zurutuza.

Filed in: Syria

Everybody's target

He is repeatedly attacked by both sides in the Syrian conflict, but Abdullah Al Khateeb sees no reason to quit. By Erin Kilbride.

Filed in: Syria

Israel: Calls to stop demolitions intensify after teacher's death

Is Benjamin Netanyahu using the destruction of Arab homes and villages as a distraction from corruption claims? Noreen Sadik reports.

Filed in: Israel Palestine

Helping Syrian child refugees overcome trauma through theatre

In exile for her dislike of the Assad regime, Syrian actor Raghad Makhlouf decided to help distressed young refugees with acting workshops. By Jameela Freitas.

Filed in: Syria

Under darkness, Gazans mark a new year

Lydia Noon speaks to residents suffering Israel’s decade-long blockade.

Filed in: Palestine

Accountability is key to peace in the Middle East

We desperately need effective bodies to promote law and due process, writes William Bell.

Filed in: Israel Middle East Palestine

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